Charitable funds

Million Granted to date

Million 2017 Grants

Million 2017 assets


Our vision is to build a healthy and vital community through the power of philanthropy.



The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is the primary source for philanthropic resources and education for donors and nonprofit organizations in Northwest Colorado. We promote thoughtful, individualized charitable giving and create endowments that have meaningful impact in the Yampa Valley.


In all that we do, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation operates with the highest integrity. We are the gold standard in client services and a trusted resource to the community. Our work is impeccable, impactful and transparent to those we serve.


We connect people who care with causes that matter. By leveraging our resources, expertise, and our relationships with donors and fund holders we work to achieve shared prosperity and equity in the Yampa Valley.


Healthy communities rely on quality nonprofit organizations, and quality nonprofits rely on sustainable funding. We are proud to support our local nonprofit ecosystem through our annual Community Grant Cycle, which recognizes and rewards nonprofit programs that are creating meaningful change in our communities.

Open Door

Every day we meet with partners, new and longstanding to pass on our passion to build a better Yampa Valley. If you have a passion, we can help you find the best way to pass it on.


25 FebSongwriter Series

Songwriter Series

Songwriter Series Sun. Feb. 25, 2018 7:00 PM Chief Theater, 813 Lincoln Avenue CHIEF THEATER SONGWRITER SERIES Join the Songwriter series as they welcome Peter Mulvey and Danielle Ate the Sandwich. This is a double barreled show with two talented headliners for the price of one. Peter Mulvey is a virtuoso guitarist whose...
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26 FebFood Waste Challenge

Food Waste Challenge

Food Waste Challenge Mon. Feb. 26, 2018 8:00 AM 141 9th Street Do you want to save money and reduce your food waste? Sign-up for Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s 6-week Food Waste Challenge starting February 26. It’s simple: sign up, record your food waste, repeat. Participants will receive tips, tools, customized resources throughout...
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27 FebToken Tuesday

Token Tuesday

Token Tuesday Weekly, Tue. Feb. 6, 2018 – Tue. Feb. 27, 2018 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM Mountain Tap Brewery, 910 Yampa Street Each month Mountain Tap Brewery selects four local nonprofit organizations to support. On Token Tuesday, each guest receives a wooden nickel token for every craft beer they purchase. Before leaving Mountain Tap...
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27 FebSnowshoe Through History with Yampatika and the Tread of Pioneers Museum – For Adults

Snowshoe Through History with Yampatika and the Tread of Pioneers Museum – For Adults

For Adults – February 27, 2018 from 4:30 – 6:30pm   Join Tread of Pioneers Museum and Yampatika at the Legacy/Hutchinson Ranch (35435 East Highway 40) for an informative snowshoe around the historic Legacy/Hutchinson Ranch. Then come inside and warm up with a complimentary happy hour and history talk. FREE event for adults...
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28 FebOlympic Heritage Tour

Olympic Heritage Tour

Olympic Heritage Tour Weekly, Wed. Feb. 7, 2018 – Wed. Feb. 28, 2018 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Howelsen Hill Lodge, 845 Howelsen Parkway GUIDED OLYMPIC HERITAGE WALKING TOUR Presented by Tread of Pioneers Museum This easy guided tour explores Steamboat’s Olympic heritage; the multiple talents of Carl Howelsen; and the history of the Steamboat...
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1 MarSaving Snow – Free film screening

Saving Snow – Free film screening

Saving Snow – Free film screening Event Website: http://www.yvsc.org/saving-snow/ Event Date: 3/1/18 Event Details: Bud Werner Memorial Library and the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council present a new film by Adaptation Now, a documentary about communities dealing with the leading edge of climate change. Across the country, people who depend on winter for their...
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